Food

  • Savannah is home to a burgeoning new food scene attracting some of the country’s most aspiring chefs and foodies. As a tourist destination, college town and home to young Millennials, eclectic restaurants and cafes are popping up all over the town. Here are five must-try quirky places to enjoy a memorable meal: Parkers Urban Market Gourmet http://parkersav.com/- This old-school gas station meets upscale deli meets eclectic gift shop. The market sells everything from fine wines…

  • I have a vegan daughter so traveling is always a challenge, whether we’re looking for a local restaurant or facing a long-haul flight. We were recently faced with a 16-hour flight to Australia and were challenged to come up with meals that would keep for a long period of time without losing flavor or integrity. I’m sorry, but airline food just doesn’t cut it. So I’m always on the hunt for healthy food ideas for road…

  • Angela Velenosi is founder and current director of Velenosi Vini in Italy’s Le Marche region. I spent an afternoon with Angela in Los Angeles, tasting some of her amazing, and very affordable wines. I also wanted to find out what inspired, and continues to inspire her, in her winemaking. Q: You started this company when you were just 20 years old? What vision did you have or what led you to start Velenosi? A: In…

  • As a grad student at Stanford in 1989, Argentinean Santiago Achaval discovered a passion that many college students experience – wine. And not just wines, fine wines. Weekend road trips to Napa and Sonoma bested his academic studies. Returning to his career in accounting in Argentina, he could not leave behind the thoughts of those exquisite wines he had tasted in California. Something in him told him that Argentina, with her soil composition and climate,…

  • Wineries of California’s Santa Maria Valley The Santa Maria Valley, just north of Santa Barbara, is known for two things – beef and wine – such a delicious combination. And I recently spent a few days there to find the best of the best of each. What is Santa Maria style barbecue Tri-tip steaks are the cornerstone of Santa Maria style barbecue. The tri-tip is bottom sirloin, cut into a triangular shape. Not surprisingly, it…

  • Last fall, I convinced my husband that he really needed to experience all of the beauty that Umbria, the lush, scenic region that borders Tuscany,  had to offer — including the picturesque rolling vineyards and incredible wine tasting experiences. I had traveled throughout the region when we lived in Italy, but he had never seen the true Italian countryside. So we set off to tour a few wineries in the region and received the VIP…